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Representing aerosol optical properties with theoretical modelling and global observation

Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV

Abstract

Aerosols are an important factor in biogeochemical cycles, climate variability and air quality. In the context of monitoring the marine ecosystems, a proper definition of simulations. These are useful to build inversion schemes, that will quantify the aerosol load and type and define the spectral signature of the ocean surface, and to quantify the aerosol direct radiative effect. This report describes tools that link size distribution of aerosol particles assumed homogeneous spheres and refractive index to optical properties through Mie theory. Then, it provides a brief survey of generic aerosol models, that is completed by a broad review of the measurements that are relevant for the definition of aerosol optical properties.

Additional information

Authors: CLERICI M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);MELIN F, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21747 EN (2005), 119 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
Record Number: 200618455 / Last updated on: 2005-12-15
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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